Dave chats with Andrew Kavanagh, founder and head organizer of the largest Photoshop Group on Facebook. They discuss the benefits (and challenges) of being part of Facebook Group, and how the Photoshop and Lightroom Group has grown while preserving civil and helpful conversations.
Rather than talking about one specific topic, this week Dave Cross raves about some of his recent favorite things, and rants (just a little) about some things that drive him a little bit crazy.
In this fascinating chat, Glyn Dewis talks about how a small personal project grew into something much larger, with unexpected rewards. He and Dave also talk about the moment that doing his own printing went from frustration to happiness.
Link mentioned in the show: http://bit.ly/psvariables
The way some users describe there problems learning Photoshop, it’s almost like they are apologizing for not doing a better job of learning. In this episode Dave Cross ponders the question, is it Photoshop that should be apologizing to us?
Host Dave Cross talks about his experience as a student falling way behind in his knowledge of french, what it took to avoid failing, and how this lesson can be applied to learning Photoshop. After all, the first time you saw Photoshop it was almost like a foreign language, right? C’est vrai!
High End Retoucher (and Instructor) Kristina Sherk and host Dave Cross discuss retouching in Photoshop and Lightroom, including how to determine the best approach to take – and how much time to spend. Kristina shares a great technique to learn more about dodging and burning, and provides a link to a free action to help with your Photoshop retouching.
Dave discusses some of the things people do in Photoshop that are “criminal” – or at the very least they are not very productive or efficient. Among the crimes on Dave’s list are flattening, merging, erasing, clicking on tools, using filters vs smart filters and using adjustments rather than adjustment layers. He discusses alternatives to each of the criminal activities that will help lead to a happier, more productive life.
If you’ve ever wondered about selling your photos on Adobe Stock, this is the episode for you! Adobe Stock Contributor Evangelist Mat Hayward provides some practical tips about how to sell your photos on Adobe Stock, including the role of Photoshop. Of course there’s a Photoshop tip thrown in for good measure.
Professional Creative Mark Heaps shares some great insights into responsible design, working non-destructively and offers some thoughts on the relationship between Adobe and us as their users. Very interesting stuff!
In this episode Dave Cross discusses some Photoshop myths: techniques that may be out of date or misunderstood but continue to be recommended by some people. For example, enlarging a photo 10% at a time or using the Pen tool because “it makes the most accurate selections”. Many of these were valid back in the day, but improvement to Photoshop have made them unnecessary. Listen until the end for a link to a free tips PDF!